Is MQA "Bad For Music"? Linn Thinks It Is
But with the MQA approach, we have the worst kind of middleman: solving a problem that has already been, or could be, solved by free and open alternatives, and yet expecting—no, demanding—to be paid again and again for contributing nothing of value. This is rentier capitalism, serving only to suck money out of the system, and stifling creativity in the process. It’s detrimental to society.I'm going to stay out of this argument as I've already expressed my position on MQA. I will note two things: "rentier capitalism" strikes me as hyperbole unless of course comrades Jim and Linn work for free in some alternate reality, and the author admits that he's not going to "delve" into "whether it [MQA] has any merits from an audio performance point of view" so I have to wonder how he can conclude MQA contributes "nothing of value" seeing as the value to us is how MQA makes our music sound.
OK, one more point. How can you say "I’m not going to attempt to delve into the technical side of MQA" while also saying that MQA is "...solving a problem that has already been, or could be, solved by free and open alternatives"? Answer? You can't if you want to remain rational.
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Is MQA bad for music? (I don't think "music" really cares one way or another but I think you get the idea)